After a week hiatus, the lads are back. While debating white privilege and the Varsity Blues scandal, they also take a look at some of this week’s top compliance and ethics stories which caught their collective eyes this week.

  1. Guilty pleas begin in the Varsity Blues scandal. Antonio Blumberg report in the Huffington Post. For those who did not plead guilty, additional charges filed. Melissa Korn reports in the Wall Street Journal. Jay interviews Justin Paperny about the Varsity Blues sting, in Corporate Compliance Insights. For one of the best and fullest explanations of the white privilege component, see Caitlan Flanagan’s article in The Atlantic.
  2. Does your company lack integrity? Mike Volkov gives 5 signs which show it does, on Corruption, Crime and Compliance.
  3. Standard Chartered joins the $1 bn fine club. Emily Flitter reportsin the New York Times. Jon Rusch takes a deep dive in Dipping Through Geometries.
  4. What is the intersection of DD and AI? Merritt Smith considers in the FCPA Blog.
  5. OFAC enforcement action demonstrates need for pre-acquisition due diligence? Lawyers from Paul, Weiss in the NYU Compliance and Enforcement Blog.
  6. What is ethical AI? Tom Austin explores on the Analyst Syndicate.
  7. What are the shifting reasons for FCPA enforcement? Kevin Keller on the Global Anti-corruption Blog.
  8. What are the risks to investors in Uber? Shannon Bond reports in the Financial Times. (sub req’d)
  9. This week Tom explores the intersection of Shakespeare and Compliance through the lens of King Lear. Check out the following: Part 1-Innovation;Part 2– Changing Your Focus; Part 3– Engaging Your Audience; Part 4-a Different Interpretation; and Part 5-The Fool.The podcast is available on multiple sites: the FCPA Compliance Report, iTunes, JDSupra, Panoplyand YouTube. The Compliance Podcast Network is now also on Spotify and Corporate Compliance Insights.

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